Fashion has long been a dynamic and ever-changing industry, influenced by a multitude of factors such as culture, technology, social movements, and individual expression. Fashion trends keep evolving and some old fashion resurfaces sometimes, with little to no changes. The cargo trend is one such trend that is topping the fashion industry charts for the year. The cargo pants trend refers to the popularity of cargo pants in fashion. Many of our favourite creators are also showing immense love to the trend and giving us the much-needed style inspo on how to pair the cargo pants with the perfect top, to meet your style statement.

Cargo Pants styling tips from creators


What are Cargo Pants?

Cargo pants are typically characterised by their loose and relaxed fit, multiple pockets, and utilitarian design. They were originally designed for military personnel to carry equipment and supplies but have since transitioned into mainstream fashion.

Learn ways to style Cargo Pants from Creators


Cargo pants gained popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly among youth subcultures such as skaters, hip-hop enthusiasts, and military-inspired fashion trends. However, like many fashion trends, cargo pants experienced periods of fluctuating popularity over the years.

The Cargo Pants Trend

In the last year, cargo pants have made a comeback in fashion spaces. They have been reimagined and incorporated into various styles, appealing to a wider audience beyond specific subcultures. Fashion designers have introduced new cuts, colours, and materials, giving cargo pants a more modern and stylish look. They are now available in a range of fabrics, including denim, cotton, and even more tailored versions in materials like leather.

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Why are Cargo Pants the Ace of Fashion?

Cargo pants offer both style and functionality, as the numerous pockets provide practical storage options. They can be paired with a variety of tops, from casual T-shirts to button-down shirts or even blazers, depending on the desired look, allowing the individual to pick from the various fashion moods for the day. 

Creators teach multiple ways to style cargo pants


Cargo pants also go extremely well with varied footwear choices, ranging from sneakers for a casual vibe to boots or heels for a more dressed-up style. With cargo pants, you can experiment with different combinations to suit your personal taste and the occasion, it allows you to have fun. They are truly perfect both as “In”fits and “Out”fits.

Cargo pants styling tips from creators

Cargo pants have made a triumphant return to the world of fashion, captivating creators and influencers alike with their versatility and utilitarian charm. So, whether you’re a trendsetter or a fashion enthusiast looking for fresh ideas, get ready to embark on a journey of creative cargo pants styling, guided by the visionaries who push fashion boundaries.

The Fusion Fun

What if we told you like everything else, cargo pants can also have the indo-western twist? Unbelievable right? Say no more as Juhi Godambe blurs the Western wear and Indian wear lines with her bright orange kutch work co-ord set. She paired the classic cargo pants with an embroidered top and we can’t stop staring at her.

Creators like Juhi Godambe give a fusion twist to Cargo Pants



Sweatshirts are the epitome of comfort and there is no debating that, but pairing them with jeans or tights can still hail the discomfort factor. This crossover will be a sigh of relief to all the comfort clothing gang. Biggest thanks to our very own Prajakta for introducing us to a pairing that is the ultimate relaxed clothing option, a sweatshirt and cargo pants. We honestly cannot wait to try this masterpiece.

Creators like Prajakta match sweatshirt with Cargo Pants


The cropped fit

One of the chicest pairings with cargo pants definitely has to be crop tops. Adding shape to the relaxed fit, crop tops can make the outfit go from 0 to 100 real quick. Santoshi is a firm believer in the power of crop tops with cargo pants. Either a solid full sleeves crop top or a ribbed short vest, a crop top looks extremely good with cargo pants. 

Creators such as Santoshi pick crop top for Cargo Pants


The Feminine Fashion

Cargo pants are usually associated with tomboy fashion but this is definitely not true. They are perfect for feminine energy as much as they are for tomboy looks. Teeya shows how to pair these pants with a gorgeous bikini and a bucket hat to get the perfect delicate look. Pair your favourite cargo with a bikini and you’re good to go for a squad lunch. 

The Corset Charm

Corsets have been ruling the fashion world for quite some time. While the lacey corset is perfect for all things girly, their dream fit ensures the don’t-mess-with-me vibe. The perfect companion to get dressy, corsets and cargo pants are a match made in heaven. Our favourite creator Siddhi Karwa also vouches for this look as she sports a glamorous corset with nice chunky cargo pants.

The ‘Sheer’ Elegance

Sheer tops have become a captivating fashion trend, adding an element of allure and sophistication to any outfit. These translucent garments allow for a subtle play between modesty and sensuality, making them a versatile choice for various occasions. A modern take on the cargo pants trend, pairing these with a sheer top will definitely help you turn heads. If you don’t believe us, see Kayla do it. 

Which is your favourite pairing? Tell us in the comments below.